patient engagement app

Quil Health CEO Carina Edwards speaks with Cooley LLP Partner Geoff Starr at BIO 2019 in Philadelphia.

By Dave Muoio 02:25 pm June 6, 2019
In April of 2018, Comcast and Independence Blue Cross announced plans to develop a nebulous consumer-focused healthcare platform that would use technology to engage patients in the midst of their care journey. The effort, now an independent joint venture known as Quil Health, might have seen like an unlikely pairing at the time. But according to newly appointed CEO Carina Edwards, the two...
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By Dave Muoio 05:00 am September 11, 2018
Medopad, an app-based patient data collection and analysis platform headquarted in the UK, has acquired Silicon Valley health AI startup Sherbit in an effort to expand its reach into the US, according to an announcement released this morning. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Sherbit and Medopad have the same vision to help people be healthier and live longer,” Alex Senemar, CEO of...
By Dave Muoio 11:47 am December 21, 2017
Adherence reports self-generated by bowel surgery patients through an engagement and care management app strongly agreed with those recorded more traditionally by clinical auditors, according to a study recently published in Surgical Endoscopy. In addition, researchers from the McGill University Health Centre noted that 89 percent of study patients in an enhanced recovery program (ERP) who used...
By Aditi Pai 05:21 am November 12, 2015
Toronto, Canada-based SeamlessMD, a company that has developed an engagement tool for surgery patients, has raised $1.1 million from BDC Capital, FundersClub and angel investors. “Surgery is one of the most challenging experiences for patients and families," SeamlessMD CEO Dr. Joshua Liu said in a statement. "SeamlessMD enables hospitals to extend their care into the community and empower...
By Aditi Pai 09:41 am April 9, 2015
New York City-based Health Recovery Solutions announced that its tablet-based program reduced the 30-day readmission rate for 130 congestive heart failure (CHF) patients at Penn Medicine’s Penn Care at Home program by 53 percent. Health Recovery Solutions looked at Penn Care at Home's data between July 2014 and February 2015. During this time, the readmission rate fell from 8 percent to 3.8...
By Brian Dolan 08:54 am March 16, 2015
Last week Atlanta-based Gozio Health, which offers a patient-facing indoor wayfinding app to hospitals, raised just under $1 million in funding from a handful of angel investors, including an undisclosed "large family office", an unnamed Palo Alto-area investor, and Atlanta-based investor Rutherford Seydel. For its indoor navigation technology, Gozio uses a combination of data from the user's...
By Aditi Pai 10:10 am January 27, 2015
Miami Children's Hospital CIO Edward Martinez talked about two of the hospital's new mobile offerings for patients and clinicians in an interview with HealthcareIT News this week. The hospital has developed a care coordination app that helps clinicians hand off patients between shifts in addition to a patient-facing version of the app that helps parents keep tabs on those transitions. The...
By Aditi Pai 10:14 am January 21, 2015
New York City-based Health Recovery Solutions raised $1 million from undisclosed investors, the company's COO Rohan Udeshi told MobiHealthNews. This brings the company's total funding to $1.8 million. The company's product, PatientConnect, aims to help providers prevent costly patient readmissions by engaging them with a tablet-based program. The hospital provides patients with a cellular-enabled...
By Aditi Pai 09:59 am January 15, 2015
Smartlink Mobile Systems raised $2.5 million from a single undisclosed strategic corporate investor and various healthcare professional angels, including about a half dozen physicians, the company told MobiHealthNews. The new round of funding will help Smartlink launch its patient engagement app, called Pocket HealthNet, which, among other things, helps physicians take advantage of a new CMS rule...